Oct 20, 2005 - 6:19 am
My dad was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in May 02. It came back to his liver in April 04 (operated and back on chemo) and October 05 (operated and starting chemo soon). According to the surgeon his tumors are slow growing. My question is about spread to the lungs. What are the odds that it will spread to the lungs after four years post diagnosis? He recently had a colonoscopy and it was clean (does not need another one for three years). Basically, what are your doctors telling you about survival rates, etc.. I thought that if it did not come back to the original source in three years, you had a better chance for survival and it would probably not go to the lungs. Also, our surgeon told us that if it only came back to his liver (not the original source) and we could have surgery to cut it out, we were still on the 5 year plan. Anyone else heard something like this?